Note: In 2013, Health Games Research completed its work. This web site is now an archive and will not be updated. Please visit the web site of the Center for Digital Games Research www.cdgr.ucsb.edu at UC Santa Barbara to find current information about health games and the broader field of digital games, and to use the Health Games Research online searchable database.

Children

Pain Tricks

"A colourful collection of tricks to make medical procedures less scary and sore. For kids and grown ups too!

 

Game genre:
Educational

Health topic:
Cancer
Cognition
Injuries and Rehabilitation
Pain
Public Health
Stress and Coping

How to Obtain (Games, Resources):
Download
Free
Online

tagthenet categories:
App
Children
collection
course
disease
Distraction
Doctor
game
health
Help
Info
injection
nbsp
Pain
Parents
procedure
time
Touch
Tricks

Social Tags:
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Medicine
Pain
Pain management
Technology

Target Population:
Children
General Audience
Health Care Professionals

Game platform:
Handheld Device
Multi-Platform


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Effective intervention or child's play? A review of video games for diabetes education

APA Reference: 

DeShazo, J., Harris, L., & Pratt, W. (2010). Effective intervention or child's play? A review of video games for diabetes education. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 12(10), 815-822.

Author(s): 
DeShazo, J.
Harris, L.
Pratt, W.
Year: 
2010
Journal: 
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
Health topic:
Diabetes

Social Tags:
CDATA
Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus
Nutrition
Technology

Target Population:
Children
Young Children

Company:
Harris

Publication type:
Journal Article

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Game platform:
Video Game

Tags for: Effective intervention or child's play? A review of video games for diabetes education

Diabetes, CDATA, Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus, Nutrition, Technology, Children, Young Children, Harris, Journal Article, Technology, Video Game

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A comparison of exergaming to traditional video games on children's mood, attention, and short-term memory

APA Reference: 

Russell, W. D. (2009). A comparison of exergaming to traditional video games on children's mood, attention, and short-term memory. Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 19, 77-88. 

Author(s): 
Russell, W. D.
Year: 
2009
Journal: 
Missouri Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Health topic:
Cognition
Exercise and Fitness

Social Tags:
CDATA
Exergaming
Technology
Video game
XML

Target Population:
Children
Young Children

Game platform:
Game Console

Publication type:
Journal Article

Company:
Missouri Journal
Russell

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Tags for: A comparison of exergaming to traditional video games on children's mood, attention, and short-term memory

Cognition, Exercise and Fitness, CDATA, Exergaming, Technology, Video game, XML, Children, Young Children, Game Console, Journal Article, Missouri Journal, Russell, Technology

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A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time

APA Reference: 

Maloney, A. E., Bethea, T. C., Kelsey, K. S., Marks, J. T., Paez, S., Rosenberg, A. M., et al. (2008). A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time. Obesity, 16(9), 2074-2080.

DOI: 
10.1038/oby.2008.295
Author(s): 
Maloney, A. E.
Bethea, T. C.
Kelsey, K. S.
Marks, J. T.
Paez, S.
Rosenberg, A. M.
Catellier, D.J.
Hamer, R.M.
Sikich, L.
Year: 
2008
Journal: 
Obesity
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness

Social Tags:
Bariatrics
Body shape
CDATA
Dance Dance Revolution
Kelsey
Maloney
Metabolic disorders
Nutrition
Obesity
Physical exercise
Sedentary lifestyle

Target Population:
Children

Game platform:
Game Console

Publication type:
Journal Article

Company:
Maloney A. E.

Tags for: A pilot of a video game (DDR) to promote physical activity and decrease sedentary screen time

Exercise and Fitness, Bariatrics, Body shape, CDATA, Dance Dance Revolution, Kelsey, Maloney, Metabolic disorders, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical exercise, Sedentary lifestyle, Children, Game Console, Journal Article, Maloney A. E.

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Feasibility of a dance videogame to promote weight loss among overweight children and adolescents

APA Reference: 

Madsen, K. A., Yen, S., Wlasiuk, L., Newman, T. B., & Lustig, R. (2007). Feasibility of a dance videogame to promote weight loss among overweight children and adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 161(1), 105-107. 

Author(s): 
Madsen, K. A.
Yen, S.
Wlasiuk, L.
Newman, T. B.
Lustig, R.
Year: 
2007
Journal: 
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness
Obesity and Weight Loss

Social Tags:
Adolescence
Adolescent medicine
CDATA
XML

Published Medium:
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Target Population:
Children
Pre-Teens
Teens

Game platform:
Game Console

Publication type:
Journal Article

Tags for: Feasibility of a dance videogame to promote weight loss among overweight children and adolescents

Exercise and Fitness, Obesity and Weight Loss, Adolescence, Adolescent medicine, CDATA, XML, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Children, Pre-Teens, Teens, Game Console, Journal Article

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Energy expenditure of sedentary screen time compared with active screen time for children

APA Reference: 

Lanningham-Foster, L., Jensen, T. B., Foster, R. C., Redmond, A. B., Walker, B., A., Heinz, D., & Levine, J.A. (2006). Energy expenditure of sedentary screen time compared with active screen time for children. Pediatrics, 118(6), e1831-e1835.

DOI: 
10.1542/peds.2006-1087
Author(s): 
Lanningham-Foster, L.
Jensen, T. B.
Foster, R. C.
Redmond, A. B.
Walker, B., A.
Heinz, D.
Levine, J.A.
Year: 
2006
Journal: 
Pediatrics
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness

Province Or State:
A. B.

Social Tags:
CDATA
Jensen
XML

Company:
Heinz

Publication type:
Journal Article

Target Population:
Pre-Teens

City:
Redmond

Position:
Walker

Tags for: Energy expenditure of sedentary screen time compared with active screen time for children

Exercise and Fitness, A. B., CDATA, Jensen, XML, Heinz, Journal Article, Pre-Teens, Redmond, Walker

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The addition of a video game to stationary cycling: The impact on energy expenditure in overweight children

APA Reference: 

Haddock, B. L., Siegel, S. R., & Wikin, L. D. (2009). The addition of a video game to stationary cycling: The impact on energy expenditure in overweight children. Open Sports Science, 2, 42-46.

DOI: 
10.2174/1875399X00902010042
Author(s): 
Haddock, B. L.
Siegel, S. R.
Wikin, L. D.
Year: 
2009
Journal: 
Open Sports Science
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness
Obesity and Weight Loss

Social Tags:
CDATA
Cycling
Energy
Physics
XML

Target Population:
Children

Industry Term:
energy

Publication type:
Journal Article

Tags for: The addition of a video game to stationary cycling: The impact on energy expenditure in overweight children

Exercise and Fitness, Obesity and Weight Loss, CDATA, Cycling, Energy, Physics, XML, Children, energy, Journal Article

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Active video games and energy expenditure among the overweight children

APA Reference: 

Haddock, B. L., Brandt, A. M., Siegel, S. R., Wilkin, L. D., & Joung-Kyue, H. (2008). Active video games and energy expenditure among the overweight children. International Journal of Fitness, 4(2), 17-23.

Author(s): 
Haddock, B. L.
Brandt, A. M.
Siegel, S. R.
Wilkin, L. D.
Joung-Kyue, H.
Year: 
2008
Journal: 
International Journal of Fitness
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness
Obesity and Weight Loss

Social Tags:
CDATA
Technology
XML

Target Population:
Children

Industry Term:
energy

Game platform:
Game Console

Publication type:
Journal Article

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Tags for: Active video games and energy expenditure among the overweight children

Exercise and Fitness, Obesity and Weight Loss, CDATA, Technology, XML, Children, energy, Game Console, Journal Article, Technology

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The effect of active video gaming on children’s physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition

APA Reference: 

Graves, L., Ridgers, N. D., Atkinson, G., & Stratton, G. (2010). The effect of active video gaming on children’s physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition. Pediatric Exercise Science, 22(4), 535-546.

Author(s): 
Graves, L.
Ridgers, N. D.
Atkinson, G.
Stratton, G.
Year: 
2010
Journal: 
Pediatric Exercise Science
Health topic:
Anatomy
Exercise and Fitness

Social Tags:
Atkinson
Biology
CDATA
Exercise physiology
Medicine
Nature
Physical exercise
XML

Target Population:
Children
Young Children

Game platform:
Game Console

Publication type:
Journal Article

Province Or State:
North Dakota

City:
Ridgers

Tags for: The effect of active video gaming on children’s physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition

Anatomy, Exercise and Fitness, Atkinson, Biology, CDATA, Exercise physiology, Medicine, Nature, Physical exercise, XML, Children, Young Children, Game Console, Journal Article, North Dakota, Ridgers

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Playing active video games increases energy expenditure in children

APA Reference: 

Graf, D. L., Pratt, L. V., Hester, C. N., & Short, K. R. (2009). Playing active video games increases energy expenditure in children. Pediatrics, 124(2), 534-540.

DOI: 
10.1542/peds.2008-2851
Author(s): 
Graf, D. L.
Pratt, L. V.
Hester, C. N.
Short, K. R.
Year: 
2009
Journal: 
Pediatrics
Health topic:
Exercise and Fitness

Social Tags:
CDATA
Technology
XML

Target Population:
Children
Young Children

Industry Term:
energy

Game platform:
Game Console

Calais Document Category:
Technology

Tags for: Playing active video games increases energy expenditure in children

Exercise and Fitness, CDATA, Technology, XML, Children, Young Children, energy, Game Console, Technology

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